Aliyah Chronicle: Catching Up

  I often write about events or occasions that need updates but don’t really fill an entire column. So, this week, I decided to write several short updates on topics...

IDF official: Hezbollah Unable to Produce ‎Precision Weapons

Hezbollah’s missile arsenal has been static for ‎years and the organization lacks the industrial ‎ability to convert, upgrade or produce precision ‎weapons, Director of Military Intelligence Maj. Gen. ‎Tamir...

Police Raid West Bank Yeshiva in Terror Probe

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Police raided the West Bank yeshiva of five teenagers who were taken into custody for allegedly causing the death of a Palestinian woman. Eighty students at the Pri Haaretz...

Israeli Seminary Student Charged With Killing Palestinian in Rock Attack

Israeli prosecutors charged a 16-year-old Jewish seminary student with manslaughter on Thursday over a rock-throwing attack that killed a Palestinian woman in her car, a case that may hinge...

Muslims Riot As Jews Visit Temple Mount on Jerusalem Day

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Jewish pilgrims were permitted to visit the Temple Mount on Jerusalem Day, coinciding with the last days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan,...

Israel Orders Retaliation Against Hamas After Rockets Aimed at Tel Aviv

The Israel Defense Forces announced that it ordered retaliatory airstrikes targeting ”terror sites” in Gaza hours after two rockets were launched in the direction of Tel Aviv on Thursday night. “Two...

Mishmeret Homeowner: ‘I Nearly Lost My Family’

The British immigrant to Israel whose house was decimated by a Gaza rocket on Monday has recounted his experience watching the harrowing attack unfold as he raced to bring...

Hundreds of Fake Social Media Accounts Support Netanyahu, Slam Opponents

A network of hundreds of mostly fake social-media accounts has meant to boost Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and tarnish his opponents ahead of next week’s April 9 national...

220 New Immigrants Arrive From Ukraine

Just a few days before Israeli Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut), 220 Jews from Ukraine became new citizens of Israel on Monday, arriving on three separate flights organized by the...

Orthodox Passengers on Diverted El Al Flight Sue Airline

(JTA) — Haredi Orthodox passengers on an El Al flight in November that was forced to divert in order to allow Sabbath-observant passengers to get off the plane are...
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